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William “Bill” S. Payne Jr., 75, Portage

William S. “Bill” Payne Jr., 75, of Portage, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at the Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena.

He is survived by his loving wife, Laura Payne, of Portage; son, William Payne of Pardeeville and his children Krystalyn, Marrisa and Bethany Payne; mother of his children, Dawn Payne of Portage; as well as his daughter, Diana (John) Schieber of Baraboo and their children Artan Cholaku and Johnathan Schieber. He is also survived by three sisters, Barb Dalton (Bill Hayes), Kay (Alfred) Haberkorn of Dalton, and Leona (Charles) McLaughlin of Black River Falls. He is further survived by aunt, Margaret Becker; brother-in-law, Jon (Loretta) Johnson of Rockford, Illinois; sister-in-law, Lorene (Jeff Wolsfelt) McMurray of Portage; brother-in-Law, Carl Hepler of Portage; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Evelyn (Becker) Payne; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Richard Lang; three uncles, Roger Becker, Carl Becker, and Bernard Bauman; two aunts, Ruth Becker and Wanda Bauman.

Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Grasse Funeral Home in Pardeeville, with Chaplain Gloria Stubitsch officiating. Inurnment will follow at Silver Lake Cemetery in Portage. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services. The family would like to thank the staffs of Agrace Hospice and the Columbia Health Care Center for the wonderful care they gave Bill. Online condolences may be made at